Fort Dodge | Inducted 2020 | Category: Club Professional / Professional Golfer
Judd Gibb, originally from Fort Dodge, has been a household name in the state for many years. Not only is Gibb described as a a highly esteemed teacher of the game, he also is a tremendous player – excelling within the Iowa Section PGA and nationally.
“I am overwhelmed when I look at those names in the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame,” Gibb said. “I know so many of them and am honored that my name will be added to that list. I have been so lucky to have helped and worked with people who helped me along the way. It’s fun to look back at with all the junior players I have been able to help. Golf is a great game.”
Gibb, a five-time Iowa PGA Player of the Year and two-time IPGA Teacher of the Year, has competed in a total of 12 National Club Professional Championships in addition to three National Assistants Championships. He was also a four-year letter winner (1992 team captain) at Iowa State University, participating in the team’s first two NCAA Regional Championships. The summer of 2020 was to be the third time Gibb would tee it up with the ‘big boys’ at the John Deere Classic on the PGA Tour, previously playing in 1999 and 2010, but do to Covid-19 the event was canceled. Gibb, who won the 2004 Herman Sani Tournament and is a two-time Iowa Section PGA Champion (2009, 2019), is currently the Director of Instruction and Tournament Coordinator at Lakeside Golf Course, Fort Dodge, and a Ping Golf Tech Representative.
“Judd has had a remarkable teaching career and I have seen first-hand his considerable skills,” Iowa Golf Hall of Fame member Ken Schall, PGA said. “He led a junior winter camp in Ankeny called Operation State Champ for nearly 10 years and exposed hundreds of aspiring junior players to the game.”
Schall also marveled at Gibb’s playing ability.
“Judd has a tour quality tempo to his swing that makes me marvel over how far he can move the ball with seemingly no effort,” Schall said. “I am sure that those of you who have played with Judd would agree that he is an absolute pleasure to play golf with. Judd has touched a lot of golfers and has been a great ambassador for the game in Iowa.”
- Four-year letter winner at Iowa State University (1992 Team Captain)
- Five-time Iowa PGA Player of the Year
- Competed in 12 National Club Professional Championships, in addition to three National Assistants Championships.
- Competed in two John Deere Classic tournaments (PGA Tour)
- 2004 Herman Sani Tournament Champion
- 2009, 2019 Iowa Section PGA Champion
- Two-time IPGA Teacher of the Year
- Participated in the 2020 PGA Championship